Goldenrod Crab Spider!

Linda Costello Hinchey

Saltville, United States

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This canary yellow spiders is a Golden Rod Crab Spider. Scientific Name: (Misumena vatia). Apparently they change colors to adapt to their environment but this girl had no reason for being yellow in my purple spiderwort patch other than to serve as a complimentary color!
I’ve read they will bite.Females are completely white or yellow lacking bands or spots.So, I’m guessing this one is a female. This little beauty was photographed in SW Virginia (USA) in the middle Appalachian Mnts. www.chstudios.net
Camera Info.- Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
“*Natural History
E.B. White

The spider, dropping down from twig,
Unfolds a plan of her devising,
A thin premeditated rig
To use in rising.

And all that journey down through space,
In cool descent and loyal hearted,
She spins a ladder to the place
From where she started.

Thus I, gone forth as spiders do
In spider’s web a truth discerning,
Attach one silken thread to you
For my returning.*"

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  • Featured in Country Bumpkin Group- May 2013

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